Meet The Team

Maralyn Boyle

Following a career in a range of senior management roles with national newspapers across the UK, Maralyn led national corporate partnerships and special events with Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity and Maggie’s.

At the Service Design Academy at Dundee & Angus College Maralyn works with businesses across all sectors to build skills capacity and meet organisational transformation needs. With most business engagement moving online, Maralyn has been inspired by the ways that technology can bring people together to collaborate. 

She is passionately committed to ensuring that every voice is heard to make change for good in local communities.
Helen Grayshan

Helen Grayshan

Helen is a long term co-operator and advocate of community renewable energy, and a member and current Director of the Spirit of Lanarkshire wind energy coop. 

She first became involved in the sector when working for the community development trust in Berwick upon Tweed, which came up with the idea of generating income for social projects through building a community owned wind turbine. 

In 2012 she moved to Scotland and undertook the MSc in Renewable Energy at Dundee University, after a career in transport, regeneration and community development down south. She currently develops low carbon energy projects for a local authority. 

She has also been an area committee member for the Cooperative Group in East Scotland, and is a former Director of The Phone Coop.

Martin Hay

Martin is a qualified Electrician who has progressed through the industry into Management.

A former Director of Dundee based McGill, Martin now owns his own Plumbing, Mechanical and Electrical Business (PME). He is passionate about the environment and promotes sustainable solutions constantly.

Martin is a former President of the Dundee Master Plumbers Associations (SNIPEF) and former Vice Chairman of SELECT (The Electrical Contractors Association in Scotland) and has served on many boards to help the industry.

Martin is also the current Chairperson for Dundee WESTFEST which is a community festival held on Magdalen Green, Dundee each year.

Jim Lee

Jim has been active in the Co-operative Movement for many years working in various sectors to promote the co-operative business model. As well as community energy, he has worked professionally in community food and Fairtrade.

He is currently Energy4All’s Development Manager in Scotland. He is a director of several community energy co-ops including the Edinburgh Community Solar Co-operative, the Highland Community Energy Society, which is a community hydro project, and the Auchrobert Community Energy Society in the on-shore wind sector.

Since 2013, he has been directly involved in eleven community energy share offers raising over £12 million pounds.

Alex Urquhart-Taylor

Alex has had a long-standing interest in renewable technology and sustainable development, which is what originally lead him to become involved in DRES.

With a background in physics and computing, Alex is the director of a successful website design and marketing business and currently works with SMEs throughout Scotland to help them develop their digital requirements. 

Alex is heavily involved in the Scottish traditional music scene, performing professionally for many years with both his own band and other performers.

More recently, Alex has joined the board of Fèis Rois, one of Scotland’s leading traditional arts and Gaelic language organisations, providing opportunities to thousands of children across Scotland to learn music, arts and the Gaelic language.